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The Happy Hookers Crochet Club


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This is the Happy Hookers Crochet Club.  

Interesting.....Crochet is the French name for Hook.  So.....when you said Crochet Hook, you're actually saying, "Hook. Hook!!!"

I'd like for you to join in the fun in a new, learning community for all crocheters.

You can join online or come to our classes.  Our classes are FREE and everyone is invited.  Now, we're crocheting rag rugs and baskets. But, as I often say, everything goes, so if you need help on other crochet projects, I'm here for you.  It's so much fun....CALL:  870-376-6989 for class enrollment.

If you're interested in joining online, fill out the form above.  I'll send you an email lesson each week, with a FREE pattern.  

Twinkle My Toes


     This rug measures 34" from point to point and takes three sheets to complete.  The third or last color will take a large sheet.  You'll need matching thread and a Q hook.  Check...how to prepare fabric in the recycling section.  

     Tear the fabric into 2" strips.

     To crochet a larger rug, increase at each point by 2 sts or 10 sts per row.

     NOTES:     1.    As you crochet, gently pull the rug into a star design.

                        2.    This pattern needs a large safety pin put in middle 2 dc sts.  It will remind you where the point is and you want have to stop and count to make sure it's right.  I still stop and count occasionally to be absolutely sure I'm correct. 

                        3.    Create a rhythm as you crochet.  It will make it easier to proceed and quicker to complete. 


Instructions

I crocheted in the back loop, but you can us both loops if you like.

Ch 2.

Row 1:    Sc 6 in ch 1.

Row 2:    Sc 2 in next 6 sts.    (6 sts)

Row 3:    Sc 2 in next 12 sts.    (24 sts)

Row 4:    *Sc, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (30 sts)

Row 5:    *Sc, hdc, dc2, dc 2, hdc, sc*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (40 sts)

Row 6:    *Sc, sc, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc, sc*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (50)  

Row 7:    *Sc, sc, sc, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc, sc, sc*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (60)

Row 8:    *Sc, sc, sc, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc, sc, sc*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (70)

Row 9:    *Sc, sc, sc, sc, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc, sc, sc, sc*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (80)

Row 10:   *Sc in next 5 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 5 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (90)

Row 11:   *Sc in next 6 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 6 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (100)

Row 12:   *Sc in next 7 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 7 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (110)

Row 13:   *Sc in next 8 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 8 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (120)

Row 14:   *Sc in next 9 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 9 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (130)  

Row 15:   *Sc in next 10 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 10 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (140)  

Row 16:   *Sc in next 11 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 11 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (150)

Row 17:   *Sc in next 12 sts, hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc in next 12 sts*.  Repeat* 4 times.    (160)


The rug I made is 17 rows.

To add a row, add 2 sts to each point.  Add a sc before crocheting a hdc, dc 2, dc 2, hdc; add another sc.  If you make you're rug larger, you'll need more fabric.


Weave in loose fabric.  Trim.


You're FINISHED!!!


About Myself......I'm a retiree, who always thought retiring meant laying in a recliner reading the days away.  NO WAY!  I'm busier now than I've ever been and ever so-o-o HAPPY.  I live in Batesville, Arkansas, a small town in the USA, along the White River.  

     The town is steeped in history, art, artist, writers and interesting people who represent all forms of life, art and entertainment.  A must see when visiting out town is the Old Independence Regional Museum.  It's housed us a 1936 WPA constructed building on the National Register of Historic Places.  It preserves the history of 12 counties that comprised Independence County in 1820.  It' located at 380 South Ninth Street.

Now, as you know where I live, I'll tell you what I do....I walk most every day, for my health and crochet, work on art projects and recycle or renew discarded items into pretty and usable pieces of Folk Art or that is what I call it.  It's S--o-o-o much FUN!  So-o-o, why don't you come along and enjoy it with me.  If you have any suggestions or ideas, let me know and, together, we can share them with other readers.  

              You might want to join one of my favorite groups...it's FREE and very informative.....

                                                                    International Freeform Fiberarts Guild 

                                                                                    http://intfff.com

            This group exists to share our love for free form style, to discuss stitches, ideas, new projects, techniques,                    mediums and more.  International members welcomes.

   

            A second group.....Crochet Guild of America

                                                  www.crochet.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Happy Crocheting!                                                                                                                         

I'd like to introduce you to Polly Ann to the Happy Hookers.  I found her in a yard of a friend of mine and when I picked her up, I knew she was going to become a friend and she has.  Even her name was a challenge.  Nothing seen to fit her personality.  After a couple of months or so of calling her the Turtle, my friend from Cherokee Village, Arkansas called and said she had thought of a name, Polly.  Yes, I liked it to and started calling her Polly, but it seemed a bit incomplete.  Then, I was calling her and accidentally added Ann.  I called my friend and she liked Ann so, she became Polly Ann.

In the photo, you can see Polly Ann is asleep standing up!  To understand, I must tell you, she loves to climb.  So, as I was cleaning and replacing a group of books when realized I had help,  Polly Ann.  I decided to take a coffee break and leave her to it.  She started her climb.  She got to the top of a group of books when, the top book slipped and one end ended on the floor.  Evidently, she was tired after she'd slide to the floor.  Polly Ann went to sleep.  She slept the rest of the afternoon and night on the book standing up.
 










It's EVERY morning.....she wants outside.....











OH.....NO!!!










.....with a little help from me, she is on her EVERY morning walk.

Yes, I walk with Polly Ann EVERY morning.










Polly Ann LOVES books.....maybe because they're slippy and if she can get the top one  slanted downward, she has learned, she can slide off.  She seems to like that.  As she can't talk, we'll never know.  










I found Polly Ann asleep in my old out door shoes.  She would have had to crawl in head first then turned around....I wish I would have seen that!!!











Now, she's awake and ready to go.....

and here she comes.....she is a JOY to have around.
                                 ************
I buy a lot of the recycled materials I use at the BARGAIN HOUND BOUTIQUE 
It's our Humane Society Thrift Store
located at 228 Ramsey Street
in Batesville, AR    72501
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